Volume 3 of the Cultures & Globalization series, Creativity and Innovations, explores the interactions between globalization and the forms of cultural expression that are their basic resource. Bringing together over 25 high-profile authors from around the world, this volume addresses such questions as: What impacts does globalization have on cultural creativity and innovation? How is the evolving world ‘map’ of creativity related to the drivers and patterns of globalization? What are the relationships between creative acts, clusters, genres or institutions and cultural diversity?
Chapter 20: Emergences in Digital Culture
Emergences in Digital Culture
The hypothesis of this chapter is that unprecedented configurations or reconfigurations of cultural expressions are emerging in the contemporary polis as a result of the intertwining of visual and digital culture. These new forms of creativity are embodied in the emergence of a globalized media system. The author argues that the creative expressions emerging are the exclusive products of a unique moment, a singular stage in the world system, given that humans are cultural beings, constantly in negotiation with the information around them.
Can a sculpture that I cannot see as a solid object be considered a sculpture? What about an image which is just the distortion of the video scan line? Can still bodies be considered dance ...